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argali

[ ahr-guh-lee ]
/ ˈɑr gə li /
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noun, plural ar·ga·li.

a wild sheep, Ovis ammon, of Asia, having long, curved horns that typically form an open, outwardly extended spiral: rare or endangered.

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Origin of argali

First recorded in 1770–80; from Mongolian: “female mountain sheep”
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argali

argal

/ (ˈɑːɡəlɪ) /

noun plural -gali or -gals

a wild sheep, Ovis ammon, inhabiting semidesert regions in central Asia: family Bovidae, order Artiodactyla. It is the largest of the sheep, having massive horns in the male, which may almost form a circle
C18: from Mongolian
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